Sculpture Facilitator, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity


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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

Career Opportunity – Sculpture Facilitator


Through the application of professional expertise in three-dimensional media materials and processes, the Sculpture Facilitator supports the aims and objectives of Banff Centre residencies.

The Sculpture Facilitator’s responsibilities will include working as a project team member by acting as a project leader, project manager, advisor, or production person as determined from project to project. To fulfil project responsibilities, the Sculpture Facilitator works in collaboration with residency faculty, Program Managers, Program Directors, and other project leaders. The Sculpture Facilitator will work with the Production Manager, Artist Support, to coordinate facility maintenance, planning and schedules.

The Sculpture Facilitator supervises the safe use of Banff Centre’s Sculpture Production Facilities and supports artist participants whose project goals include working with carpentry, metal fabrication, mould making, metal casting, and CNC processes.

This position works in conjunction with other Production staff in implementing the overall program directions determined by the Arts Programming team. From time to time, the Sculpture Facilitator may work with production teams from the other departments of Banff Centre.

Specific Accountabilities

Reporting to the Production Manager, Artist Support, below are some key responsibilities:

  • Support independent and collaborative research and/or production activities of artists in creative residencies; the production of new works; the delivery of training; and production of revenue-generating projects.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, supervision, and safe operation of the Sculpture production facilities, related equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Monitor the proper use of equipment and adherence to the established code of practice for the Sculpture production facilities.
  • Initiate troubleshooting and communicate job-related and program-related problems to the Production Manager, Artist Support, and related Program leaders.
  • Work with the Production Manager, Artist Support in the organization of community classes and training related facility use.
  • Monitor and reconcile project budgets, and on a regular basis identify potential budget variances or problems to the Production Manager, Artist Support, and other project leaders. As required work directly with the Production Manager, Artist Support in preparing financial reports and the development of project budgets.
  • Maintain reasonable contact with Banff Centre artists, faculty and staff, stay informed through attendance of performances, gallery openings, readings, lectures, rehearsals, as time permits.
  • Keep up to date on current developments and directions nationally and internationally in media and visual arts and take initiatives in proposing and/or implementing changes in procedures; keep up to date on the cultural, economic, political and technological developments affecting the needs of artists and cultural workers at different points in their careers; monitor the need for and assists in the development of programs that reflect changing community needs.
  • Assist in developing and delivering democratic, innovative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-cultural programming.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

  • Minimum of an Undergraduate degree in a recognized visual arts program.
  • Experience in the field at a high level both as a practitioner and educator.
  • Demonstrate competence in all technical areas and equipment use in the specific production facility.
  • Fluent in a broad range of contemporary visuals arts theory and practice.
  • Proficient computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Prioritization of work and judgment are necessary as deadlines will vary for the various components of the position and may at times conflict with one another.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal negotiation skills, the ability to problem solve, the ability to initiate and handle unsupervised work, and must be committed to the role of helping other visual artists, realize their own artistic projects.

Special Requirements

From time-to-time, the Facilitator’s responsibilities will require working irregular hours and weekends.

Employment Terms & Benefits

  • In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6-month probation period.
  • This position pays between $48,262.50 and $56,277 depending on experience, working 37.5 hours per week.
  • The successful candidate will have access to a range of benefits through Alberta Blue Cross and will be eligible to participate in our defined benefit pension plan.

Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for the Sculpture Facilitator position until 11:59pm MST October 31, 2021

Candidates offered a position with Banff Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be finalized.

Please apply online via our website at Banffcentre/careers